Wednesday, April 28, 2010
WIP Wednesday : Of Monkeys and Pumpkins...
Here I sit trying to frantically finish up Mother's Day gifts so that I can mail them this week to arrive all the way back to the East coast in time...
While my MIL was here visiting I wanted to work on a project that didn't require my concentration, something I could do while talking at the same time. For me that meant some simple knitting. I looked over my mini stash and my '2010 Need to Knit List' and chose to knit C's Trick or Treat bag using this pattern.
The pattern is knit with big needles and three strands of worsted weight yarn and when it is finished you felt it. When I say big needles I mean BIG needles. I have never knitted with such gigantic needles before, they are seriously as fat as my fingers. It took a bit for me to get used to them.
But by the end of her visit I was just about done with the knitting portion, and it was looking cute. Big, but cute. I mean, look at how ginormous the bag looks hanging on C's doll high chair.
I felted it yesterday and luckily it shrank quite a bit. It should be a good size for C's little hands.
As you can see I still need to trim some strands and block it, though. I am having the hardest time trying to figure out how to block it because all of the pumpkin's sides want to cave in as I try to dry it. Any suggestions?
For the great outdoor challenge I thought I would share a few pics of my little monkey yesterday...
climbing upside down
making sure she has three limbs always touching (just like my dear friend Tiffeni taught her)
building more and more confidence all the way.
I hope you are all having a great week.